Through a USDA grant, CAESER is leading a four-part survey project to identify barriers in implementing voluntary conservation practices on farms and to determine which USDA-NRCS educational materials best convey the importance and effectiveness of conservation practices.
CAESER is assisting the West Tennessee River Basin Authority in assessing the impact of stream restoration projects in West Tennessee. The goal is to determine the ecological benefits of stream restoration and the heightened potential for groundwater recharge through storm water retention.
CAESER assisted TDEC for nearly 10 years, helping them to migrate their legacy data into GIS. The TDEC Divisions that CAESER worked with were water supply, water pollution control, superfund, geology, natural areas, and state parks.
With areas of the city lacking safe and navigable sidewalks, many wheelchair-bound Memphians were often forced to brave vehicle traffic by traveling on city streets. The City of Memphis contracted CAESER to map all sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, and ramps throughout the city.
In a massive mobile data collection effort spanning two years, CAESER mapped every street sign in the City of Memphis—more than 150,000 in total. Teams of students were sent out each day to drive the streets of Memphis, collecting this information using custom scripts in GIS developed by CAESER.
The Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) study was designed to establish the baseline existing canopy, set a tree canopy goal and identify priority planting areas for increasing the tree canopy coverage for the region. CAESER partnered with the Wolf River Conservancy to perform an UTC assessment for Shelby County and the municipalities of Munford and Atoka in Tipton County, Tennessee.
CAESER is partnering on a USDA grant with the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, University of Tennessee at Martin, Austin Peay State University and Middle Tennessee State University to focus on the long-term availability of water for agricultural production with projections to 2050.